David driven forth of his kingdom, was greatly tormented in mind for his sins against God:  4 And therefore calleth upon God, and waxeth bold through his promises, against the great railings and terrors of his enemies, yea against death itself, which he saw present before his eyes. 7 Finally, he rejoiceth for the good success that God gave him and all the Church.

A Psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom.

Lord, how are mine adversaries [a]increased? how many rise against me?

Many say to my soul, There is no help for him in God. [b]Selah.

But thou Lord art a buckler for me, my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

I did call unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy mountain. Selah.

I laid me down and slept, and rose up again: for the Lord sustained me.

I will not be afraid for [c]ten thousand of the people, that should beset me round about.

O Lord, arise: help me, my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheekbone: thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.

[d]Salvation belongeth unto the Lord, and thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.


  1. Psalm 3:1 This was a token of his stable faith, that for all his troubles he had his recourse to God.
  2. Psalm 3:2 Selah here signifieth a lifting up of the voice, to cause us to consider the sentence, as a thing of great importance.
  3. Psalm 3:6 When he considered the truth of God’s promise, and tried the same, his faith increased marvelously.
  4. Psalm 3:8 Be the dangers never so great or many, yet God hath ever means to deliver his.